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Karl Terry wins Red Rag Gallery award at RBA

'On The Rother' by British artist Karl Terry

Red Rag Gallery is delighted to announce that Kent born artist, Karl Terry has been presented with this year’s Red Rag Gallery Award – at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Open Exhibition – for his painting, On the Rother. The work is on view at the RBA Open Exhibition at the Pall Mall Galleries, London until 21 March.

Karl Terry was born in Ashford, Kent and now lives near the medieval town of Rye in east Sussex. He has drawn and painted all his life but has had no formal training and is largely self-taught. Karl has developed an extensive portfolio of work, which includes still life, the English landscape, river and coastal scenes and views of London life, as well as paintings recording his travels in the south of France and Thailand. On the Rother, as winner of the Red Rag Gallery Award, is representative of this broader body of expressive work, in this case capturing the unhurried flow of the river in a gentle palette.

Karl paints outside in all weathers. Karl shares the view of most en plein air painters that he has the best teacher of all in nature itself: “I paint directly from nature and my work is my personal and immediate response to being submerged in the atmosphere. My continued learning to see colour has been a revelation and has opened my eyes to the beauty that surrounds us, even in the mundane”

Karl is not new to art awards his painting Early Morning Faversham Quay won the Artist Magazine Highly Commended Award at the Artist & Leisure Painter Patchings Exhibition in 2008; and he also was winner of the Winsor & Newton Prize at the Patchings Art Fair in 2009. Karl has been selected as a candidate for the Wapping Group of Artists, which enthusiastically records and interprets life on the River Thames.

The Red Rag Gallery Award – is an annual award of the Royal Society of British Artist’s, which recognises emerging new talent in contemporary art.

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British art: artist John Martin RBA

'The Crown and Anchor Pub, Brighton' by John Martin RBA

'The Crown and Anchor Pub, Brighton' by John Martin RBA

Today we feature the art work of British artist John Martin

Today we feature the art work of British artist John Martin and a painting of the Crown and Anchor Pub in Brighton.

John Martin was born in 1957. He studied contemporary painting at Hornsey College of Art followed by three years at Exeter College of Art. John then spent more time studying at the Royal Academy Art Schools gaining a Post-Graduate Diploma.

John Martin has been the recipient of many art awards these include: Stowells of Chelsea, Prize-winner, David Murray Landscape Scholarship, WH Patterson Prize and the Fabrica Painting Prize, awarded at the RBA Open Exhibition. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 1991 and won the coveted di Laszlo art medal in 2006 at the RBA

John Martin contemporary paintings have been published in several modern art textbooks. His paintings have also featured in the Tatler Magazine, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. Brian Sewell, Art Critic of The Evening Standard said of John Martin “ If you dropped him down a drain he’d paint an affectionate picture of drippage and the moss, and work wonders with the grid and its shadows”

John Martin is represeted by Red Rag Gallery and also exhibits extensively in many solo and mixed contemporary modern art exhibitions at notable British galleries and leading modern art galleries in Portugual, Canadian and the USA.

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